With the Summon service, Ingram Digital will provide metadata for all the titles in its MyiLibrary e-Book platform. MyiLibrary includes more than 185,000 titles with an additional 5,000 titles being added each month. Ingram Digital is part of a burgeoning movement of publishers and aggregators who are choosing to make their content more discoverable to students and faculty via this service.
Management of PC has been a problem for librarians since they were first deployed to library staff and users. Compared to the dumb terminal the additional functionality has been an expensive benefit – and in many cases, a totally under used one. The Pentium PC on an issue desk is probably not performing to its full capabilities!
The new portable hand reader is clearly more than just a further development of the familiar BiblioWand models. The new Biblio Mobile StaffStation is in fact a user-oriented, multifunctional and extremely lightweight device which, in conjunction with a laptop, can be used for media maintenance as well as offering a whole range of additional features. The very high reading speed is particularly striking: the device can reliably detect up to 500 shelved media in one minute.
LibLime Enterprise Koha is built on over two years of completed customer-sponsored development, including several academic and consortia features. This Software as a Service offering on LibLime’s new cloud computing platform will also feature regular monthly releases as additional customer-sponsored development is completed. Hiwassee is a residential coeducational liberal arts college with historic ties to the Methodist Church.
A long hard local and national campaign to save 11 libraries on The Wirral has achieved its goal. All eleven libraries have been saved in a U-turn decision by Wirral council.